A Richard Simmons sighting

Only in Manhattan can you be running late for dinner with your girls and then run into Richard Simmons while hailing a cab. As I hurriedly exited my hotel and hung off the sidewalk to signal a cab, a black car pulled up and out walked Richard Simmons. Being the quick trigger that I am, I hastily snapped the following photo with my cell phone in one hand and opening the door to my taxi with the other. He was of course in a pair of his signature little shorts.


He must stay at the hotel often because he excitedly greeted the doorman and other staff members. His energy was palpable and in just the few seconds that I saw him he was all fluttery movements and enthusiastic words. His face looked older, but his afro like hair and well toned legs looked the same as it did in the 80s when he was first Sweatin' to the Oldies. Hmm the disco edition looks interesting...

Like everyone else I used to make fun of him while watching Hollywood Squares, but then I saw a TV special years and years ago and saw all the good he's done. I remember seeing him at a hospital crying sympathetically with a mother of an obese son who was in critical danger and I of course started crying and also admiring the crazy Richard Simmons for his work too.
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